Question for SWA pilots

JPB

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How many nights a month do you average at home?
Is it possible to end up in your base during a +/-4 day trip?
thanks
 

dhampton

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There are quite a few lines that have what we call one or two days turns. This is where you have a two day trip and a two day trip or a one day and a three day trip back to back (in domocile).



I'd say I'm home 15 nights a month right now, and expect that number to grow to 18 within the year.
 

ILS JNKY

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Are there any lines where you would be gone two weeks and then home two weeks ???

Or do i need to stick with air cargo and work all night and sleep all day hehehehehehehe.


All i want is out of the house, get me out so can fly and have a life................................and do what i love just to be up in the sky is a thrill


Any one have any creative ideas ??????:cool:
 

SOFHercDude

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ya want out??

ya want outa the house to go flying?? Join the Air Force brother -- matter of fact you can have MY job!! We can have you outa the house for over 90 days at a time these days, flying at 10000 feet but still only 500 feet off the ground! And believe it or not, the pay aint so bad -- especially when its tax free and you get that extra $150/mo combat pay!! Better hurry tho, the way we're busting up airplanes in spec ops the seats are getting limited!!

hoo-yah !!
 

xhercdriver

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The answer is...it depends ;)

If you live at your domicile, and are lucky enough to get a "3-on, 4-off" schedule, you may be home 22-23 nights in a month. If you live in domicile and bid reserve and "pass" on trips, you may get a couple more nights at home. If you live a long commute from your base, and get some 4-day trips, you may only be home 8 nights. Some of the senior guys I flew with can bid basically all turns (out-and-backs), so they are home every night.

My first month, I commuted cross-country, had a 3-on, 4-off, and was home about 12 or 13 nights. This month, essentially the same schedule, but on reserve, looks like the same 12-13 nights home. Next month, easier commute, but 4-day reserve blocks :( so again, probably only 12-13 nights home.

It's really two different jobs, depending on how far you live from where you fly out of...
 
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